Monday, December 7, 2009

The Spirit of Christmas

The  Operation Santa Claus program is something I've always wanted to be a part of. But I've been a little afraid to think I am bringing gifts to a family that may not want to see a stranger at their door. But after reading Santa's Blog I see there are many ways to contribute and I can just mail the gifts as being, "from Santa". I'm really excited about this!

According to Santa's blog, you can get "Dear Santa" letters at a participating location in your town. To participate in New York:

You may visit Operation Santa Claus at the James A. Farley Building in New York .... Letters must be picked up in person.... Each person requesting "Dear Santa" Letters can receive a maximum of 6 letters.
...The Operation Santa Claus program will commence on December 1, 2009 and will end on December 24, 2009. You cannot pick up letters on Sundays. If you have any questions about the program please leave a voice mail at 212-330-3000 and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

If you want to participate but don't want to buy any gifts, you can donate to the program online.  Please check out Operation Santa Claus where you live to see if it moves your spirit of giving. In the meantime, you can follow Santa on Twitter  for updates or become a fan on Facebook.